My Mom emailed a few pictures recently of these cute little patchwork baskets she's been making. Mom is the ultimate crafter, having done nearly every craft out there over the years. I definitely get my love of crafting from her. She has knitted, crocheted, oil painted, tole painted, china painted, created her own slip with which to pour her own molds that were then painted and fired in kilns in her basement, cross-stitched, needlepointed, sewed clothes for the family and quilted. I'm sure I left out a few dozen crafts but, honestly, who can remember them all??? (Oh yeah, and she's an incredible cook, too!)
So, anyway, I kept thinking about these adorable baskets. She found the pattern for the lined fabric baskets on the Pink Penguin blog, which is a total crafter's delight.
I decided I really, really, really needed a basket to tote my electronics cords around the house for my camera and phone and to hold my flash drive and maybe the phone and camera, too.
So being the Wonder Woman that she is, once I mentioned that I'd love to have one, Mom went into action. Stand back! I received a package (hello, UPS man) a few days later with not one, not two, but FIVE handmade patchwork baskets. Each one is cuter than the last. You can barely see in the photo below that this little lavender and green one has a Glad food storage container tucked down inside that fits perfectly and gives the basket stability. Ingenious!
Just had to gush a little and show you all this handmade patchwork cuteness produced by my Mom. Be sure to check out the Pink Penguin for this tutorial and lots of other adorable projects! And thanks again, Mom!!!